How many of you have ever considered uploading old Holiday Family Recipes to FS Memories???
Check out this very nice link:
I'd think about it, but as the years go by, I've been finding more and more recipes my family used in Joy of Cooking. I'm starting to think we didn't have any actual "family" recipes.
Some of the older family recipes are very unhealthy! I made a cookie bar recipe this year I haven't made in decades, and I suspect it is literally 1000 calories per square inch with who knows how much cholesterol. I took a batch when visiting my son and daughter in law. My daughter went with me. I warned everyone they were very rich and fattening and it was an old recipe grandma used to make. They all made faces I was expecting, but after the first taste those bars were the first to be gone (everyone made Christmas cookies). Everyone loved them the best. I'm not sure that was a win or did I take 30 seconds off everyone's life span? LOL
My mom said they always had mincemeat pie at Christmas time, which she loved. It was such a treat for them. She told me that her mom made micemeat pie from beef. My recipe just called for a jar of mincemeat from the store. Then I looked up the recipe to learn how my grandmother had to make it.
@Caringandsharing Mincemeat pie dates from medieval times in England. If you enjoy food history, the Brits have a number of documentaries about the evolution of the favorite foods of Christmas. Yes, it was originally a meat and fruit pie, but the word "meat" was not what we think. They used lots of suet, which is pure fat. Most recipes from the medieval times are pretty gross to us now, but in those days starvation was always lurking around the corner for most people.
Eating traditional foods from their immigrant homeland must have been very comforting for them. Many never got to see their family again.